PRISM WHISTLEBLOWER BREAKS COVER TO DETAIL WHY HE DECIDED TO LEAK INTELLIGENCE DOCUMENTS – Former CIA worker, Edward Snowden, is the most wanted man in the U.S.A after leaking sensitive intelligence information on how Prism works in gathering vast amounts of personal data which allows the government to spy on every citizen, not just in the U.S but also the UK.
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The former CIA worker, Edward Snowden, fled to Hong Kong immediately after leaking the secret government documents on how it’s internal and external spy network and intelligence gathering super computer, Prism, works to collate information.
Both the CIA and NSA have been hunting Edward Snowden and finally he has broken cover and in order to give an account of his actions.
“I do not want to live in a world where everything I do and say is recorded. That is not something I am willing to support or live under.” Edward Snowden
I am inclined to agree with Edward in part; in that no government should be allowed to arbitrarily collect data on its citizens that merely allows it to spy on their daily activities and neither should it be permitted for any government to spy on citizens of another country; which is exactly what is occurring as Prism is also collecting data on U.K citizens.
The computer programme called Prism is a clear infringement upon anyone’s civil liberties and is a pure threat to democracy.
It is disturbing to think that Edward Snowden actually feared for his own life as he revealed that it was more than likely that he would be kidnapped and returned to the U.S to face charges of espionage or at worst murdered on orders of the U.S Government in order to stifle any further information being reported on this issue.
The U.S Government is currently filing extradition papers so that Edward Snowden can be brought back from Hong Kong to the U.S to face charges.
Prism is designed to gather personal data from millions of U.S and UK citizens through their online activities with the likes of Google, Facebook, Twitter and Skype; although all these and other companies have denied it allows Prism unrestricted access to the data of its users unless provided with a court order to a particular individual.
“To sin by silence when we should protest makes cowards out of men.” Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Taking the statement above clearly shows that we have a responsibility to speak out against anything that is clearly wrong or where our Government refuses to provide a full explanation on its activities.
It is unquestionable that some things should remain a secret, for the purpose of protecting others; which should be the primary purpose of national security.
Unfortunately we live in a world that is run by those who continue to work in the shadows and whenever there is an attempt to shed light on their activities it is immediately cloaked with the blanket of national security.
The consequences of this action are to create public conspiracy theories such as; who really killed JFK? What does happen at Area 51? Why was the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, attending the clandestine Bilderbergy meeting?
The internet has been both a blessing and a curse for governments around the world as it allows them to spy on others but it also allows for information that it doesn’t want to get out leaked to the masses.
The world is changing and our governments are becoming more secretive. Recently we have witnessed the UK Government attempting to create new laws that were backed by the European Union, with the sole intent of silencing the press.
It is undeniable that most people think the newspapers, both online and offline, often report complete rubbish. I have even been subjected to rants from irate readers and this is, in my eyes, acceptable; but the underlying fact here is that without people writing news on issues that affect us all, and to do so freely, will result in governments being able to do what they please without any public oversight.
Do you really think that you live in a democratic country? Consider the fact that once you vote for your leader what powers do you have in controlling their activities? The answer is none and the person you elected is not even the one pulling the strings.
The real government are those who run the corporations for it is them that lobby and pay government to change or create new laws; generally for their own financial gain.
The democratic process goes as far as the election box and once that it done with you simply have a well placed dictator whose strings are pulled by the corporations.
You may not agree with my assertions here and that is your democratic right but as government continues to invade your privacy with little or no public oversight you might just be glad that there are people who do think it’s a sin not to protest.
Do you think the Government has too many secrets and do you think people like Edward Snowden have a duty to expose the truth? Please leave your comments below.